The Surgical Approach for Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumors

  • Guido Schumacher
  • Robert Eisele
  • Antonino Spinelli
  • Peter Neuhaus
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 167)


Liver Resection Radiofrequency Ablation Colorectal Liver Metastasis Liver Lobe Ablation Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guido Schumacher
    • 1
  • Robert Eisele
  • Antonino Spinelli
  • Peter Neuhaus
  1. 1.Dept. of General, Visceral, and Transplantation SurgeryCharité Campus Virchow-KlinikumBerlinGermany

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